Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

For the rest of the month, I’m going to try to fit the “spooky season” theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it starts October 1! I like to be surrounded by all things creepy, and that includes my reading choices. And what’s more fitting than witches? What’s more scary than a community turning their…… Continue reading Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

I recently joined a few virtual book clubs, and one of them was for booktokers in Ohio. For this month, we voted to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (published by Viking). This had been on my “want to read” shelf for a while, so I was so excited to read it! Deborah…… Continue reading Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

Haunted Bookstores in USA

I know it’s still August, but I’m so ready for autumn. Spooky season is just around the corner and if you’re like me, loving books, travel, and Halloween, you might want to check out some of these places. If you dare… The Book Barn, Niantic, Connecticut This used book store was established in 1988. They…… Continue reading Haunted Bookstores in USA

Book List: Refugee Stories

Diversity matters. Representation matters. Part of the reason we read is to build empathy and understanding. We try to see what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. But we also love seeing when someone like us is in the books we love. Here are some books about refugees and their stories. The Girl…… Continue reading Book List: Refugee Stories

Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

I adore retellings and I also adore the Bronte sisters. Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte wrote some well-known classics like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. And I bet you that there are loads of retellings of their works. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 3.64 When Samantha Whipple’s father dies,…… Continue reading Book Lists: Bronte Retellings

Book Review: The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder (Razorbill)

I am such a sucker for fairy-tale retellings. I want my hands on all of them–every fairy tale and legend with every twist on it imaginable. Maybe it’s my lifelong love of royalty or my desire to live in a fantasy world or the fact I grew up on Disney. Whatever the case, I knew…… Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder (Razorbill)

Book List: 12 Dancing Princesses Retellings

I love fairytale retellings so much, but I have to be honest. I don’t know much about the 12 Dancing Princesses. From what I understand is this king has twelve daughters and though they are locked in their room each night, their dancing shoes are worn through in the morning. The king promises his daughters…… Continue reading Book List: 12 Dancing Princesses Retellings

Bookish Playlist: Red, White, & Royal Blue

Ever since I read the book at the beginning of the month, I cannot stop obsessing over it. So here’s a playlist dedicated to it. Leave Before You Love Me by Marshmello, Jonas BrothersSomething to Talk About by Bonnie RaittDon’t Stop Me Now by QueenFoolish Thing by Darren CrissHistory by OneDirectionLondon Boy by Taylor SwiftFalling…… Continue reading Bookish Playlist: Red, White, & Royal Blue

Book List: Aliens

The world is crazy right now. I think we can all agree on that. But you know what would be crazier? Aliens. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Genre: Science Fiction Average Goodreads Rating: 4.53 Ryland wakes up on a spaceship with no memory and a couple of corpses. Turns out, he’s the sole survivor…… Continue reading Book List: Aliens

Bookish Guide to Aesthetics

I think the idea of “the aesthetic” has really taken over in the last few years. There’s so many quizzes on the web asking “are you more dark academia or cottagecore?” What does that mean, and how do I apply that in terms of books? In my observations, the main aesthetics are: Cottagecore, Light Academia,…… Continue reading Bookish Guide to Aesthetics